“I have to actually start growing up. I always figured I’d have more time.”
Graveyards, summer checklists, and exercises in courage.
Philosophy by way of Sophocles and Kanye West.
Immigration issues and a crisis of faith.
Overextended on purpose.
A game that you can only win by daring yourself.
Set some 2016 goals for your favorite fictional characters.
The NFL analyst on why it’s OK to be critical of the things you love.
Britney’s birthday, Fourth of July parties, and slow summer scenes.
Scout’s honor: This is the all-time cutest way to celebrate your achievements.
July’s theme is SOULMATES.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!